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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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32 reader reviews for Skoda Fabia Estate.
  • 1.9 TDI Elegance 5dr

    Sian Jones Date: 06/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    If you go for the top-of-the-range Elegance, you get a lot for your money. With the roof rails, tinted glass and alloy wheels of this spec, the car begins to look like a much more expensive car externally.

    You could even start to compare it with much more costly rivals.

    Internally, however, the plastics reign and this, in my opinion, is the only thing that holds it back. The engine certainly doesn't hold it back. The 1.4 TDI is nippy enough but, if you go for the 1.9 TDI, you know you're in a whole different class and you can start to really have some fun. It holds the road well and the seats and driving position fit like a glove.

    It's a small thing, but the tacky-looking rear view mirror is sad, as are the next-to-useless door storage pockets. In fact, storage is pretty woeful on the whole. I tried to imagine where I would put a pair of sunglasses and failed. So if nooks and crannies are important to you, this car will disappoint.

    However, I'm sufficiently impressed overall to be thinking about trading my Mercedes in for one in the near future.

  • 1.9 TDI Elegance 5dr

    john gibbs , tyne and wear . Date: 15/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    She has been as good as I hoped for. Brisk - very brisk when required. No need to stop for fuel very often. South of France last year, 55 M.P.G. @ steady 90 M.P.H. BRILL !!

  • 1.9 TDI Comfort 5dr

    mark henson , bucks . Date: 22/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my car for just one year and have covered 20,000 miles, and the car 50,000 miles.

    I would buy another Skoda. They're BRILLIANT and very good value for money.

    Skoda has come a long way, and will always be on my shopping list. They are no longer a joke.

  • 1.9 TDI Elegance 5dr

    Greg Thomson , Avon . Date: 03/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned the 1.9 TDI for over three years and it is a wonderful car to drive. It achieves great fuel consumption, has outstanding mid-range pull and the estate has loads of room for my two large dogs. My next car will be one of the same.

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